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USCGC Salvia (WLB-400)
USCGC Salvia.jpg
USCGC Salvia underway in 1971.
Career (United States) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Name: USCGC Salvia (WLB-400)
Namesake: Salvia plant
Builder: Zenith Dredge Corporation
Laid down: 24 June 1943
Launched: 19 September 1943
Commissioned: 19 February 1944
Decommissioned: 4 October 1991
Fate: Salvage operations training vessel for US Navy in Little Creek
Badge: USCGC Salvia badge
General characteristics
Class & type: Iris-class buoy tender
Displacement: 935 long tons (950 t)
Length: 180 ft (55 m)
Beam: 47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)
Draft: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion: 1 × electric motor connected to 2 Westinghouse generators driven by 2 Cooper Bessemer-type GND-8, 4-cycle diesels; single screw
Speed: 8.3 kn (15.4 km/h; 9.6 mph) cruising
13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph) maximum
Complement:
  • 6 officers
  • 74 enlisted
Armament:
  • 1 x 3 inch gun
  • 2 x 20mm/80
  • 2 x depth charge tracks
  • 2 x Mousetraps
  • 4 x Y-guns
  • The USCGC Salvia (WLB-400) was a Iris-class buoy tender belonging to the United States Coast Guard launched on 19 September 1943 and commissioned on 19 February 1944.[1]

    CareerEdit

    International radio call sign of
    USCGC Salvia (WLB-400)[1]
    ICS November ICS Oscar ICS Delta ICS Sierra
    November Oscar Delta Sierra

    After receiving her commission, the Salvia was assigned to ATON and icebreaking duties in the Great Lakes. In May 1944, she was assigned to the 5th Coast Guard District and stationed in Portsmouth where she remained until the end of World War II.

    After the war, she was homeported in Mobile and continued to perform general ATON. In April 1951 she was disabled in Calasieu Pass and was towed back to port by Tampa. In December 1968 Salvia searched for survivors from the lost USCGC White Alder (WLM-541).

    See alsoEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. 1.0 1.1 "USCG Salvia". US Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Salvia1944.asp. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

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